Louisville Area Donates School Supplies for Ethiopia’s Most Needy Kids
LOUISVILLE,KY – UniKids has ready 3,700 lbs of school supplies to shipto Ethiopia in early September for orphanages and schools that help underprivileged children. Two non-profit recipient organizations in Ethiopia will receive and distribute these supplies to nearly 5,000 students.
Backpacks, paper, writing pads, calculators, scissors,pens, pencils, crayons, markers and erasers are some of the items to be shipped.The recipient organizations provide support to about 5,000 students (inorphanages and impoverished families) in the City of Addis Ababa and ruralareas of Ethiopia. Without these supplies, students might attend class withjust a piece of paper, pencil or pen. Parents often will not send their children without supplies. For some students these supplies will add color and dimension to their education;for others, they will make the difference to enable them to go to school.
From an outreach in 2007, Louisville Area schools,organizations and individuals started getting involved in sharing withless-fortunate children in Ethiopia. In response so far more than 60 classrooms in Louisville, Jeffersonville, IN, and Monroe County participate each year to donate gently used and new school supplies.
UniKids, is a 501©3 non-profit organization, founded in 2010 by Ethiopian native and Louisville citizen, Senait Mareligne. UniKids collects gently used or new school supplies and books from area schools, then ships them to students inorphanages and under privileged families in Ethiopia, The Gambia, and other developing countries.
Ethiopian Culture Class 2015
AMHARIC LANGUAGE CLASSES 2015
This program will begin with the introduction of the Amharic Language and expand into teaching children about Ethiopian Culture.
What you will learn in this program:
- Alphabets - Colors - Numbers - Conversation
- Games & Folk Tales - Simple Ethiopian Cooking - Art & Craft
- Music & Culture - Field trip to restaurant/Holiday celebration
LOCATION: 10416 Sandbourne Way
DATE: Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Age Groups: 4 and under - FREE 5-14 year olds 15-20 year olds
DURATION: 2 hours per session (Supplies provided)
REGISTRATION: Recommended (Minimum of 10 sessions)